July 25, 2018
Imagine this: Company A owns a patent for an energy efficient lawnmower. Company B starts manufacturing a lawnmower that looks eerily similar. When Company A finds out, it sends a cease & desist letter. Company B fights back, saying its product is not infringing. They go to court, where a deciding authority — a judge, examiner or board — delves into Company A’s patent claims to determine what legally constitutes infringing activity.
The language in the claims is at the very core of this decision: If it is strong and clear, Read more about: Why Multiple Embodiments Are So Helpful in Patent Cases »
July 18, 2018
In today’s data-driven world, the technology sector is abuzz with the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the power of Big Data. It’s exciting, futuristic stuff, and offers all sorts of new opportunities for a variety of services, including language service providers (LSPs).
How big is Big Data?
When we talk about Big Data, we mean big data — 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are added to the world’s digital repositories every day. Read more about: Understanding the Impact of AI and Big Data on the Language Industry »
July 10, 2018
When we think of patents, we often think of new high-tech gadgets or processes. However, with over 10 million patents issued in the US alone, it stands to reason that patents must encompass a wide range of inventions, and they do. Including…well, meat. Last year, NPR spoke with two prominent holders of meat IP – and their stories are worth revisiting. They remind us why patents exist in the first place, Read more about: Meat Inventors Talk About the Patentability of Food »
June 28, 2018
Communication is a key element for employers who want to keep their global workforce motivated. Creating a sense of belonging through a shared mission – with regular communications – is critical for employee satisfaction. It can go a long way towards promoting productivity and increasing employee engagement. For multinationals, it’s critical to devise a strategy that connects teams across locations and cultures. This helps produce a consistent on-brand internal voice and project the company image you want your employees to have. Read more about: 8 Tips for Communicating with Your Global Workforce »
June 6, 2018
If you want to profit off of something new and amazing that you created – or at the very least, get credit for your invention – obtaining a patent can lock down the rights to your intellectual property. However, the patent process is long, complicated and very costly. It must also be completed in every country in which you wish to be protected. So before you begin your patent journey, take a moment to make sure that you don’t accidentally put a stumbling block in front of your own success. Read more about: 4 Common Mistakes to Avoid on Your Patent Journey »